Technical details
Open Accordion
Size + fit
Open Accordion

You just need to know your waist measurement to choose the right size Planet Earth Pants. If you’re on the borderline between two waist sizes, go down for a tighter fit, and up for a looser fit. The fit at the waist is adjustable as it’s elasticated and rope tied.

The pants are regular length and the bottom of each leg is tapered and elasticated.

We shot the Planet Earth Pants on snowboarder, kitesurfer and runner Rein Langeveld who is 6ft 1 / 185cm with a 31 inch waist and is wearing size small.

For more advice on sizing, check our size guide or ask us for help with sizing. And don’t worry if you order something and it doesn’t fit – we have a free, no hassle 30 day return and exchange period

XSSMLXLXXL
Fits waist71-7676-8181-8686-9191-9696-101
Outside length102103.5105106.5108109.5
XSSMLXLXXL
Fits waist28-3030-3232-3434-3636-3838-40
Outside length4141.54242.54344

Also available in

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

We’ve combined 3 of our toughest pieces of gear

Of the 510 square kilometres on the surface of Earth, 49 million are desert, 35 million are mountains, 34 million are at the poles, 10 million are rainforest, and 3 million are cities. Building a pair of pants that can work everywhere is one tough brief and has to be one tough pair of pants. So we took three of our toughest and most versatile pieces of gear and combined them. We used the same hardcore, elastic material as our Ocean Shorts, the build and design of our 100 Year Pants, and the utility and craftsmanship of our Planet Earth Shirt.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

Built from compression fabric they’re crazily resilient and strong

The Planet Earth Pants are built from a material originally designed for compression gear, which makes it incredibly strong. We’ve simply laser-cut it into the shape of non-compression gear, so the strength of the material remains identical, but you have none of the pressure on your muscles. Every inch of fabric has been knitted by 40 needles, which makes it very hard to break. This means that on abrasion tests, which show you how fast you could destroy something on dirt tracks or rocks, it scores 5 out of 5 for toughness.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

They’re the stretchiest pants you’ll ever wear

Whether you’re a climber or a yogi, there’s literally no move you can pull where these pants will restrict you. If you were holding a metre of this fabric, you’d be able to stretch it to 1.5 metres in any direction, and as soon as you let go it would instantly return to its normal shape thanks to the huge amount of elastane we’ve used. Stronger and more durable than rubber, the more elastane you blend with another material the more elastic it becomes. The Planet Earth Pants are built with 34% elastane, making them as stretchy as you’ll ever need.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

As soft as sweatpants and hardwearing as a jacket

To build a pair of pants that can work anywhere on Earth you have to start with an exceptional material, so we make our fabric from scratch in Italy. By blending an incredibly high amount of elastane with a super tough nylon yarn, we’ve created a unique knitted fabric – incredibly strong, stretchy, soft and lightweight all at the same time. With millions of microscopic knitted loops, the pants have the same stretch as compression gear, while being as smooth to the touch as a mountain shell.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

How they compare to our 100 Year Pants

Our 100 Year Pants were the first pair of pants we ever built and are made from a material so tough it was originally designed to enable the military to walk through fire. For the Planet Earth Pants we wanted to create lighter weight pants but without compromising on toughness or utility. So we kept the same cut and design features as the 100 Year Pants, but switched to the super strong elastic fabric from our Ocean Shorts that’s already proved itself in the wet and heat. The pants let you move light and fast on land while still carrying extra gear.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

Two large thigh pockets fasten with magnets

As adventures get longer and faster, your kit needs to do more. So while the pants stretch and breathe like the best sports gear, they also have 7 laser-cut pockets large enough to fit a phone, GPS and food. There are two large pockets on the thighs, each constructed with a concealed waterproof zipper hidden beneath a storm flap that fastens down with magnets. The magnets are invisible as they’re bonded inside the storm flaps and simply snap back into place without you having to do anything, making them easy to operate on the move.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

Two zipped side pockets to carry your gear

Above the two thigh pockets are two large zipped side pockets. Like every pocket on the pants they’re laser cut and bonded on, so they lie flat against your legs and there are no stitched seams to rub you. We also bond all the zips into the pants to make them flush to the surface, and use rubberised lockable zippers, so once they’re done up they won’t come undone. And while lining in normal pockets is typically made out of cotton which can easily fail, ours is made from the same stretch fabric as the pants.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

One back pocket and two hidden pockets

There’s a zipped pocket on the back right seat of the pants that’s large enough to hold a phone, cards and keys. Just like the front pockets it’s fitted with a bonded waterproof zipper and housed underneath a storm flap. There’s also a hidden pocket on the back of the left leg, and a hidden watch pocket on the front right of the pants.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

You can open up the leg vents in the heat

There are places on Earth where you want as much of your skin covered as possible, like rainforests and jungles. So the bottom of each leg is tapered, elasticated and designed to be close fitting to stop small creatures crawling in between your boots and pants. But when you get hot and there’s no swamp in sight, you’ll find a bonded waterproof zip on the outside of each leg concealed behind storm flaps. They let you open up each leg to roll the pants up in the heat.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

Our Planet Earth Pants and Shirt are built to work together

After launching in 2018 our Planet Earth Shirts are now worn around the world. So we designed our Planet Earth Pants to go around the world with them. Every shirt comes with an anti-mosquito collar for the jungle, 7 concealed air vents that function like built-in air-con for the desert, a hidden passport pocket for hostile environments, gadget loops for the mountains, stitching reinforced with welding, and shatter-proof buttons made from the world’s toughest nuts. The Planet Earth Pants now bring the same level of tech to your legs.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

A stripped-down aesthetic built with laser cutting, welding and bonding

With every detail cut by lasers, bartacks welded on for strength, and seams bonded for simplicity and comfort, the reason the Planet Earth Pants look like a stripped-out feat of engineering is because they are. Every design decision was made to enhance their performance, with the aesthetics and form falling out of that. Even if you lie the pants on their side it looks like they’re running, as the knees are articulated in the shape you make in motion.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

Plant technology makes the pants water repellent

For decades, brands have been using toxic fluorocarbons to make their clothing water repellent. But light rain and ocean spray roll off the pants without a chemical in sight. We’ve used a plant-based technology that penetrates deep into the fibres and makes water simply slip off the surface. The same tech makes them fast drying if you end up in heavy rain or a river.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

Built for every part of the planet, including the sky

Our idea was to build a pair of pants that would look and feel as comfortable in the city as they would in the jungle, and also work for the journey in between. So they’re as soft as sweatpants if you just want to kick back. The cut and simplicity means you can wear them to the office. The material drinks sweat and leaves you feeling cool, which makes them perfect for flights and long journeys. And the material is strong enough to cope with any adventure in the most extreme terrains on the planet.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

Elasticated and rope tied waist

The Planet Earth Pants are elasticated at the waist and fasten with a metal-tipped rope. The rope is woven through laser cut holes which have been welded for extra strength. The inside of the waistband is soft, highly elastic and high wicking, and there’s a zipped fly.

Planet Earth Pants: Granite edition | Available at vollebak.com

Invisible tech blocks invisible UV rays

Just like sunblock, fabric can be rated for its ability to reduce your exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light. The Ultraviolet Protection Factor, or UPF, determines how much more protection your skin would have while wearing that piece of clothing. A UPF rating of 15 for example would give your skin 15x more protection than it would have if it was unprotected. These pants are so densely knitted that the fabric scores a UPF of 50+ which is the highest possible rating, giving you the highest possible protection.

Works well with